NATION

PASSWORD

Guide to a Wiki-Style Factbook, Embassies, and Consulates

A place to put national factbooks, embassy exchanges, and other information regarding the nations of the world. [In character]

Advertisement

Remove ads

User avatar
Soviet Chernarus
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 10479
Founded: Jul 19, 2014
Democratic Socialists

Postby Soviet Chernarus » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:34 am

Great guide. I have one question though - how do you put the box thing with the capitals and flags and population smaller? I'm saying this because if you look at my factbook, I can't really get my Table of Contents to fit in. :(
(ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง
(ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง
(ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง

User avatar
Todlichebujoku
Senator
 
Posts: 4253
Founded: Feb 24, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Todlichebujoku » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:36 am

Soviet Chernarus wrote:Great guide. I have one question though - how do you put the box thing with the capitals and flags and population smaller? I'm saying this because if you look at my factbook, I can't really get my Table of Contents to fit in. :(

The width of the box depends on the longest line in it, so the solution is to make the longest line smaller. In your case I think it's the "Legislature: The Supreme Congress (separate from People's Congress)" line.
早晨!ToBu for short. - some tunes -
Hladgos wrote:ToBu. I both hate, and love you.
Euskirribakondara wrote:2. Todlichebujoku, shut up and take my money. Your entry was pure art. I think we should bestow upon your song the title of "Best Worldvision Act Ever".
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec wrote: Tod. You never run out of interesting yet little bit controversial ideas..... :p
[violet] wrote:You are my go-to nation for long names.
On Sept 4th 2017, Izmedu wrote:tobuball is the resident wvball milk drunkard with moments of insanity

User avatar
Soviet Chernarus
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 10479
Founded: Jul 19, 2014
Democratic Socialists

Postby Soviet Chernarus » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:38 am

Todlichebujoku wrote:
Soviet Chernarus wrote:Great guide. I have one question though - how do you put the box thing with the capitals and flags and population smaller? I'm saying this because if you look at my factbook, I can't really get my Table of Contents to fit in. :(

The width of the box depends on the longest line in it, so the solution is to make the longest line smaller. In your case I think it's the "Legislature: The Supreme Congress (separate from People's Congress)" line.


Oh, I get it. Thanks :)
(ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง
(ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง
(ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง

User avatar
Todlichebujoku
Senator
 
Posts: 4253
Founded: Feb 24, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Todlichebujoku » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:50 pm

My new edit of Ponderosa's template- an infusion of my factbook with the original template, updated from my last one in 2013.

The code: http://www.nationstates.net/page=dispat ... raw=291066

How it looks like (some odd formatting bugs will go away once enough information is added): http://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=291066

EDIT: Feel free to move the image templates around and duplicate them as you please.
Last edited by Todlichebujoku on Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
早晨!ToBu for short. - some tunes -
Hladgos wrote:ToBu. I both hate, and love you.
Euskirribakondara wrote:2. Todlichebujoku, shut up and take my money. Your entry was pure art. I think we should bestow upon your song the title of "Best Worldvision Act Ever".
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec wrote: Tod. You never run out of interesting yet little bit controversial ideas..... :p
[violet] wrote:You are my go-to nation for long names.
On Sept 4th 2017, Izmedu wrote:tobuball is the resident wvball milk drunkard with moments of insanity

User avatar
The Polarian Empire
Minister
 
Posts: 2963
Founded: Jun 11, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby The Polarian Empire » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:54 pm

Todlichebujoku wrote:My new edit of Ponderosa's template- an infusion of my factbook with the original template, updated from my last one in 2013.

The code: http://www.nationstates.net/page=dispat ... raw=291066

How it looks like (some odd formatting bugs will go away once enough information is added): http://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=291066

I like it
BREAKING NEWS:
New Caledonians are prompted to vote in the upcoming referendum to grant the state of Bennu greater autonomy or not. Elections for the Chancellor of the Dominion has the whole nation on edge.

User avatar
Federation of Trelatche
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 362
Founded: Jul 22, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby Federation of Trelatche » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:07 pm

Todlichebujoku wrote:My new edit of Ponderosa's template- an infusion of my factbook with the original template, updated from my last one in 2013.

The code: http://www.nationstates.net/page=dispat ... raw=291066

How it looks like (some odd formatting bugs will go away once enough information is added): http://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=291066

EDIT: Feel free to move the image templates around and duplicate them as you please.

Interesting...
Also, I always thought that arial went better with factbooks; gave it a more Wikipedia feel to it
Visit main nation: Trelatche

User avatar
Todlichebujoku
Senator
 
Posts: 4253
Founded: Feb 24, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Todlichebujoku » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:33 pm

Federation of Trelatche wrote:
Todlichebujoku wrote:My new edit of Ponderosa's template- an infusion of my factbook with the original template, updated from my last one in 2013.

The code: http://www.nationstates.net/page=dispat ... raw=291066

How it looks like (some odd formatting bugs will go away once enough information is added): http://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=291066

EDIT: Feel free to move the image templates around and duplicate them as you please.

Interesting...
Also, I always thought that arial went better with factbooks; gave it a more Wikipedia feel to it

That's what I thought too- if you're going to have a Wikipedia format, why not use the same font to complete the experience?
早晨!ToBu for short. - some tunes -
Hladgos wrote:ToBu. I both hate, and love you.
Euskirribakondara wrote:2. Todlichebujoku, shut up and take my money. Your entry was pure art. I think we should bestow upon your song the title of "Best Worldvision Act Ever".
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec wrote: Tod. You never run out of interesting yet little bit controversial ideas..... :p
[violet] wrote:You are my go-to nation for long names.
On Sept 4th 2017, Izmedu wrote:tobuball is the resident wvball milk drunkard with moments of insanity

User avatar
Sebtopiaris
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 10250
Founded: Jun 26, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby Sebtopiaris » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:35 am

factbook tag
Sebtopiaris is a culturally and ethnically Mediterranean, single-party democratic socialist state in the New Warsaw Pact with a population of 39 million Sebtopiariots. Sebtopiaris and its IC actions do not represent my personal beliefs, and Sebtopiaris's overview page does not represent much at all.

User avatar
Ujang
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 148
Founded: Aug 03, 2013
Democratic Socialists

Postby Ujang » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:19 pm

♡UJANGIAN FEDERATION♡
Under the Heaven's Lights we Reign!

Welcome to Ujangian Federation. For more info about us, please browse our factbook here! Will add more things to here later.

User avatar
Post War America
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5772
Founded: Sep 05, 2010
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Post War America » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:49 pm

Ujang wrote:http://www.nationstates.net/nation=ujang/detail=factbook/id=214660

Is....is this okay?
:3


That's actually... really nice. My one possible criticism would be to nix the horizontal lines after each subsection... its not a huge issue but it does unsettle me personally.
Ceterum autem censeo Carthaginem delendam esse
Proudly Banned from the 10000 Islands
For those who care
A PMT Social Democratic Genepunk/Post Cyberpunk Nation the practices big (atomic) stick diplomacy
Not Post-Apocalyptic
Economic Left: -9.62
Social Libertarian: -6.00
Unrepentant New England Yankee
Gravlen wrote:The famous Bowling Green Massacre is yesterday's news. Today it's all about the Cricket Blue Carnage. Tomorrow it'll be about the Curling Yellow Annihilation.

User avatar
Todlichebujoku
Senator
 
Posts: 4253
Founded: Feb 24, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Todlichebujoku » Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:10 am

Post War America wrote:
Ujang wrote:http://www.nationstates.net/nation=ujang/detail=factbook/id=214660

Is....is this okay?
:3


That's actually... really nice. My one possible criticism would be to nix the horizontal lines after each subsection... its not a huge issue but it does unsettle me personally.

What bothered me was the lack of the lines after each main heading, but then again Ponderosa's template doesn't have them either.

If you look at my factbook (or a Wikipedia article if you're not on a mobile device) you'll see what I mean.

Otherwise, it's quite an accomplishment.
早晨!ToBu for short. - some tunes -
Hladgos wrote:ToBu. I both hate, and love you.
Euskirribakondara wrote:2. Todlichebujoku, shut up and take my money. Your entry was pure art. I think we should bestow upon your song the title of "Best Worldvision Act Ever".
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec wrote: Tod. You never run out of interesting yet little bit controversial ideas..... :p
[violet] wrote:You are my go-to nation for long names.
On Sept 4th 2017, Izmedu wrote:tobuball is the resident wvball milk drunkard with moments of insanity

User avatar
Federation of Trelatche
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 362
Founded: Jul 22, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby Federation of Trelatche » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:10 am

Todlichebujoku wrote:What bothered me was the lack of the lines after each main heading, but then again Ponderosa's template doesn't have them either.

If you look at my factbook (or a Wikipedia article if you're not on a mobile device) you'll see what I mean.

Otherwise, it's quite an accomplishment.

I agree, it's a better way of defining the beginning of each major section.

@Ujang it looks very nice right now! I'm sure you must have spent a lot of time and effort into it.
Visit main nation: Trelatche

User avatar
Ujang
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 148
Founded: Aug 03, 2013
Democratic Socialists

Postby Ujang » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:36 am

Federation of Trelatche wrote:
Todlichebujoku wrote:What bothered me was the lack of the lines after each main heading, but then again Ponderosa's template doesn't have them either.

If you look at my factbook (or a Wikipedia article if you're not on a mobile device) you'll see what I mean.

Otherwise, it's quite an accomplishment.

I agree, it's a better way of defining the beginning of each major section.

@Ujang it looks very nice right now! I'm sure you must have spent a lot of time and effort into it.

Thanx! :D

I spent nearly a month on that.... :P
♡UJANGIAN FEDERATION♡
Under the Heaven's Lights we Reign!

Welcome to Ujangian Federation. For more info about us, please browse our factbook here! Will add more things to here later.

User avatar
Huntaer
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 402
Founded: Nov 18, 2004
Ex-Nation

Postby Huntaer » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:18 pm

This was a great help. I ended up utilizing the basic codes and modified it for a forum post (since Tag's don't work on the NSfactbook page). Even got it to look like a page straight out of Wookiepedia.
"But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear."

SWG OOC Factbook. Under Construction!

User avatar
Todlichebujoku
Senator
 
Posts: 4253
Founded: Feb 24, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Todlichebujoku » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:34 pm

Huntaer wrote:This was a great help. I ended up utilizing the basic codes and modified it for a forum post (since Tag's don't work on the NSfactbook page). Even got it to look like a page straight out of Wookiepedia.

If you use the
Code: Select all
[hr][/hr]
tag instead of the underline after each major heading, it'll look even closer.

Instead of just
Characteristics

you can have
Characteristics


with that long gray line like Wookiepedia has after each major heading.
早晨!ToBu for short. - some tunes -
Hladgos wrote:ToBu. I both hate, and love you.
Euskirribakondara wrote:2. Todlichebujoku, shut up and take my money. Your entry was pure art. I think we should bestow upon your song the title of "Best Worldvision Act Ever".
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec wrote: Tod. You never run out of interesting yet little bit controversial ideas..... :p
[violet] wrote:You are my go-to nation for long names.
On Sept 4th 2017, Izmedu wrote:tobuball is the resident wvball milk drunkard with moments of insanity

User avatar
Huntaer
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 402
Founded: Nov 18, 2004
Ex-Nation

Postby Huntaer » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:10 pm

Todlichebujoku wrote:
Huntaer wrote:This was a great help. I ended up utilizing the basic codes and modified it for a forum post (since Tag's don't work on the NSfactbook page). Even got it to look like a page straight out of Wookiepedia.

If you use the
Code: Select all
[hr][/hr]
tag instead of the underline after each major heading, it'll look even closer.


I'm actually already using the
Code: Select all
[hr][/hr]
tag already.

Instead of just
Characteristics

you can have
Characteristics


with that long gray line like Wookiepedia has after each major heading.

It worked for "Role" but when I tried that for "characteristics", it ended up shoving all of the characteristics description underneath the box of stats leaving a massive blank space on the lefthand side.
Last edited by Huntaer on Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear."

SWG OOC Factbook. Under Construction!

User avatar
Todlichebujoku
Senator
 
Posts: 4253
Founded: Feb 24, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Todlichebujoku » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:28 pm

Huntaer wrote:
Todlichebujoku wrote:If you use the
Code: Select all
[hr][/hr]
tag instead of the underline after each major heading, it'll look even closer.


I'm actually already using the
Code: Select all
[hr][/hr]
tag already.

Instead of just
Characteristics

you can have
Characteristics


with that long gray line like Wookiepedia has after each major heading.

It worked for "Role" but when I tried that for "characteristics", it ended up shoving all of the characteristics description underneath the box of stats leaving a massive blank space on the lefthand side.

Huh, must be a forum thing. It works fine with gameside factbooks. Well, the forums were never meant to be able to emulate a wiki in the first place anyway, so I guess it makes sense that wiki features (or even just the gameside factbook abilities) don't necessarily work that well on them.
早晨!ToBu for short. - some tunes -
Hladgos wrote:ToBu. I both hate, and love you.
Euskirribakondara wrote:2. Todlichebujoku, shut up and take my money. Your entry was pure art. I think we should bestow upon your song the title of "Best Worldvision Act Ever".
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec wrote: Tod. You never run out of interesting yet little bit controversial ideas..... :p
[violet] wrote:You are my go-to nation for long names.
On Sept 4th 2017, Izmedu wrote:tobuball is the resident wvball milk drunkard with moments of insanity

User avatar
Huntaer
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 402
Founded: Nov 18, 2004
Ex-Nation

Postby Huntaer » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:04 pm

Todlichebujoku wrote:
Huntaer wrote:
I'm actually already using the
Code: Select all
[hr][/hr]
tag already.


It worked for "Role" but when I tried that for "characteristics", it ended up shoving all of the characteristics description underneath the box of stats leaving a massive blank space on the lefthand side.

Huh, must be a forum thing. It works fine with gameside factbooks. Well, the forums were never meant to be able to emulate a wiki in the first place anyway, so I guess it makes sense that wiki features (or even just the gameside factbook abilities) don't necessarily work that well on them.


Yea true. But for some reason gameside factbooks don't support tags, which is what I need for when it comes to posting stats. It gets kinda cluttered just posting stats like that without them.
"But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear."

SWG OOC Factbook. Under Construction!

User avatar
Todlichebujoku
Senator
 
Posts: 4253
Founded: Feb 24, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Todlichebujoku » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:15 pm

Huntaer wrote:
Todlichebujoku wrote:Huh, must be a forum thing. It works fine with gameside factbooks. Well, the forums were never meant to be able to emulate a wiki in the first place anyway, so I guess it makes sense that wiki features (or even just the gameside factbook abilities) don't necessarily work that well on them.


Yea true. But for some reason gameside factbooks don't support tags, which is what I need for when it comes to posting stats. It gets kinda cluttered just posting stats like that without them.

Tags?
You mean this symbol? •
Or [tab]?
Or BBCode in general?
早晨!ToBu for short. - some tunes -
Hladgos wrote:ToBu. I both hate, and love you.
Euskirribakondara wrote:2. Todlichebujoku, shut up and take my money. Your entry was pure art. I think we should bestow upon your song the title of "Best Worldvision Act Ever".
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec wrote: Tod. You never run out of interesting yet little bit controversial ideas..... :p
[violet] wrote:You are my go-to nation for long names.
On Sept 4th 2017, Izmedu wrote:tobuball is the resident wvball milk drunkard with moments of insanity

User avatar
Huntaer
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 402
Founded: Nov 18, 2004
Ex-Nation

Postby Huntaer » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:23 pm

Todlichebujoku wrote:
Huntaer wrote:


Yea true. But for some reason gameside factbooks don't support tags, which is what I need for when it comes to posting stats. It gets kinda cluttered just posting stats like that without them.

Tags?
You mean this symbol? •
Or [tab]?
Or BBCode in general?


Derp, I meant spoilers.
"But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear."

SWG OOC Factbook. Under Construction!

User avatar
Todlichebujoku
Senator
 
Posts: 4253
Founded: Feb 24, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Todlichebujoku » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:31 pm

Huntaer wrote:
Todlichebujoku wrote:Tags?
You mean this symbol? •
Or [tab]?
Or BBCode in general?


Derp, I meant spoilers.

Oh, I see. I remember seeing suggestions for that in Technical, but I don't remember why it hasn't been implemented yet.

Ah, here it is. Seems to have either not been seen by the tech admins or is being secretly worked on. Probably the former.
Last edited by Todlichebujoku on Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
早晨!ToBu for short. - some tunes -
Hladgos wrote:ToBu. I both hate, and love you.
Euskirribakondara wrote:2. Todlichebujoku, shut up and take my money. Your entry was pure art. I think we should bestow upon your song the title of "Best Worldvision Act Ever".
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec wrote: Tod. You never run out of interesting yet little bit controversial ideas..... :p
[violet] wrote:You are my go-to nation for long names.
On Sept 4th 2017, Izmedu wrote:tobuball is the resident wvball milk drunkard with moments of insanity

User avatar
Jute
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13727
Founded: Jan 28, 2014
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Jute » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:43 am

Thanks a lot for the guide!
Italios wrote:Jute's probably some sort of Robin Hood-type outlaw
Carl Sagan, astrophysicist and atheist wrote:"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages,
when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling,
that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual...The notion that science
and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both."
"A rejection of all philosophy is in itself philosophy."

Check out the Jutean language! Talk to me about anything. Avian air force flag (Source) Definition of atheism Is Religion Dangerous?

User avatar
Oxios
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 4
Founded: Sep 11, 2014
Ex-Nation

Postby Oxios » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:22 am

This is amazing! <3 :p

User avatar
Zorbae
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 452
Founded: Mar 16, 2014
Ex-Nation

Postby Zorbae » Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:59 pm

Can anyone suggest any changes to mine?
'Shakespeare is a drunken savage with some imagination whose plays please only in London and Canada' - Voltaire
Name: D A Russell
Nationality: United Kingdom
Residence: Essex, England, UK
Race: White
Religion: Roman Catholic
Gender: Male
Orientation: Straight
Party: Conservative (UK)
European Union: Pro-EU
Political Beliefs: Orange-Book Liberalism,
One-Nation Conservatism, High Tory Conservatism,
Thatcherite Conservatism

I don't 'think' Europe is better than America. I know it is.

Apparently this sig is "too blue".

They call themselves neo-pagans: Odinists, Druids, Osirites. I call them pretenders, false claimants to long-forgotten thrones.

I am in fact a group of monkeys who got bored of typing up Shakespeare
The United Imperial Khaganate of Zorbae

User avatar
Indian Empire
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1932
Founded: Mar 29, 2013
Democratic Socialists

Postby Indian Empire » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:37 pm

Zorbae wrote:Can anyone suggest any changes to mine?


Put more detail in. Look at my city one here, the template was edited by me slightly to fit the city theme.
I am an Athiest. There is no god. I am a Socialist. Just like Bernie Sanders is.
*Former Delegate of Spear Danes (Was delegate for 12 hours on 7/6/16)
*Helped in the successful liberation of Christmas and Cascadia

Internet Explorer, IE, "Preacher of Defender Ideals"

PreviousNext

Advertisement

Remove ads

Return to Factbooks and National Information

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Benjamin Mark, Elvectica, Jacrain

Advertisement

Remove ads